The Crescent Moon of the Month of Safar, 1437
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful
November 12th, 2015
The Crescent Committee of the Shia Muslim Council announces that Friday, November 13, 2015 will be the first day of the month of Safar 1437 for the entire region of North America.
This determination was made due to reports of verified sightings of the crescent moon at sunset on Thursday, November 12. Thus, Arbaeen, the anniversary of the 40th day of the martyrdom of Imam Husayn (as), will be on Wednesday, December 2, 2015.
We ask Allah (swt) to give us victory and success in reaping the maximum benefits this month as we honor the Ahl al-Bayt (as) and we ask Him as well to increase their remembrance among ourselves, our family, and our friends. Finally, we ask Allah (swt) to hasten the Return of our Master, the Awaited Imam (ajfs).
Shia Muslim Council of Southern CaliforniaThe Shia Muslim Council of Southern California is an umbrella organization of 15 Shia Islamic centers in the southern California area. It was established on September 17, 2014. The current elected board members of the Shia Muslim Council are: President: Imam Sayed Moustafa al-Qazwini Vice-President: Dr. Hasnain Walji Secretary: Hajj Khalil Dewji Treasurer: Hajj MehdiReza Hirji Councilor: Dr. Ridha al-Hajjar Councilor: Hajjah Fatma Saleh Councilor: Sayed Asghar Rizvi